Colors in Antigua don’t need Instagram Filters

After 24 hours of travel, we finally arrived in Antigua, a nearly 500 year-old town of pastel colors, colonial Spanish history, and the most picturesque courtyard cafés I’ve ever seen.

Welcome to La Antigua, the old capital of Guatemala. Aren’t those búhos 🦉 cute?

A twist of luck landed us in Antigua during the two-day Festival de Las Flores, and the streets were packed with locals. Flowers bouquets of every size, shape, and color lined the window sills of cafés while elegantly-dressed ladies and their dudes deftly hopped over the uneven cobblestone streets.


Waking the next day far earlier than I had wanted, I grabbed the camera and headed off to shoot photos of the town’s varied colored buildings. In Antigua, there are so many nooks and crannies within these old walls – perfect opportunities for photography.

About to steal this door for my future 🏠. Or maybe I’ll just move here instead 🤷‍♂️

In these hidden courtyards, you can enjoy dishes with fried plantains, sweet and smooth butter, spicy chili sauces oh, perfectly salted beans, and warm handmade corn tortillas with queso fresco, similar to mozzarella or Oaxacan cheese

A slow morning of wandering and brekking (eating breakfast) is sublime anytime but especially after a long day on the road.

Colors in Antigua don’t need Instagram filters

More shenanigans (and very early mornings) await for Jerry and me in Antigua, as we plan treks up the nearby towering volcanoes.

Much love to the kind people of Antigua, who take care of this beautiful little town.

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